I start with white vintage tulle; it must be old because new tulle is usually made of polyester and won't pick up any dye/color. Look for vintage wedding veils and gowns to use for fabric.
Soak the tulle in a hot mixture of tea and coffee overnight, then hang to dry. I often drape died lace and tulle outside for the day. It always looks so pretty!
You can make a shade with strips of fabric (I have torn sheets up for this), colored ribbon or pieces of old lace. I have used old curtains, burlap, jute and vintage negligees! This is a simple, inexpensive way to dress up a shade. You can customize it for any room, with virtually any fabric. Embellish with seed pearls, crystals, rosettes, flowers, fringe or anthing else that strikes your fancy. Just a little time and creativity and you can make this for any room!
Have fun, be impractical and spice up a corner of your home!